Posts tagged "tween"

Tween calls out City Council Members on rude behavior

Tween calls out City Council Members on rude behavior
Thank you, David Williams, for renewing my belief that tweens really do understand the importance of good manners. David is 11 years old and this week he spoke to the Dallas City Council about school safety but as he did so, City Council members kept getting up and walking around. David asked them, “Do you... Read more »

More ways parenting a tween is similar to parenting a toddler

More ways parenting a tween is similar to parenting a toddler
Last month, I wrote about ways parenting a tween is similar to parenting a toddler. I only scratched the surface of the commonalities these two groups share. Readers chimed in with their own suggestions of ways 2 year-olds and 12 year-olds are more alike than they are different. Here’s the first post: “Ways parenting a... Read more »

Favorite tween couple: Kevin and Winnie from The Wonder Years

Favorite tween couple: Kevin and Winnie from The Wonder Years
On the eve of Valentine’s Day, I’ve been thinking of great tween couples, and I keep coming back to the television show The Wonder Years. It did a fantastic job of capturing the range and intensity of tween emotions. Although the pilot was set in 1968 and the show debuted in 1988, the romance between... Read more »
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St. Valentine's Day, tweens and parents: Navigating uncharted romantic territory

St. Valentine's Day, tweens and parents: Navigating uncharted romantic territory
As Valentine’s Day nears, parents struggle with how they will let their tween observe the holiday when it comes to romantic relationships. This is uncharted territory for tweens and parents. Is your tween asking to date? Thinking of giving flowers? Wanting to profess his/her undying love for a fellow classmate?Doing everything possible to avoid every... Read more »

Columnist Mike Lupica writes tween sports books that inspire

Columnist Mike Lupica writes tween sports books that inspire
Sports columnist Mike Lupica is also a young adult novelist who is gaining quite a following in the middle school crowd, particularly among boys.  His tween sports books focus on sports and the pressure on young athletes. Like sports themselves, the books end up being about much more as Lupica also explores the themes of... Read more »

Ways parenting a tween is similar to parenting a toddler

Ways parenting a tween is similar to parenting a toddler
When parents of toddlers are at wits end dealing with diapers and temper tantrums and other fun aspects of parenting a toddler, they comfort themselves with the promise that this whole parenting business will get easier over time. I certainly did so. I’m not here to burst anyone’s bubble, but I’ve recently noticed that those... Read more »
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Time to plan for summer camp: Info from a camp professional

Time to plan for summer camp: Info from a camp professional
Summer camp may be hard to think about as the snow flies and the temperature drops, but really, these chilly months will fly by and you’ll be wondering what to do with your tween all summer. The time to start planning for summer camp is finally upon us. Summer camp veteran and operator Val Harle... Read more »

Tips for traveling with tweens

Tips for traveling with tweens
Just as parenting tweens requires different techniques than parenting little ones, so does traveling with tweens. Although it may feel like their hormones or changing attitudes require their own set of luggage, tweens are also more mobile, self-sufficient and interested in the world than little people. Traveling with tweens can create wonderful family memories and... Read more »

Girls fight for right to play football

The NFL play offs are in full swing, and as the pro teams battle to get to the Super Bowl, tween girls waging their own fight to get on the gridiron. Nine year-old Sam Gordon is featured on the Wheaties box and appeared on Sports Center yesterday. Girls are rejecting the notion that tackle football... Read more »
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Out of the mouths of tweens

When my daughter was little, I was entertained by all her hilarious one-liners, and the fun that results from kids mangling the tricky English language as they learn it. My mom and I were recently talking about the ways my daughter has contributed to the family vocabulary over the years, including when at age four... Read more »